Hydrangea Root (Hydrangea arborescens)
Hydrangea is a plant. The root and rhizome (underground stem) are used to make medicine.
Hydrangea is used for urinary tract problems such as infections of the bladder, urethra and prostate; enlarged prostate; and kidney stones. It is also used for hay fever.
The chemicals in hydrangea may cause increased urine output, which could help some urinary tract problems.
Hydrangea is an ornamental and medicinal plant native to North America, South America and Asia that has been used for the treatment of urinary tract and prostate disorders in traditional Chinese medicine and by Native American tribes of North America. The Nepalese use hydrangea root, which contains several active alkaloids, to treat colds and indigestion. Recently, Western studies have identified that hydrangea root has autoimmune treatment properties. Prior to using hydrangea root to treat health disorders, consult a qualified practitioner.
Hydrangea root is used in a variety of forms including powder, liquid extract, syrup, tincture and tea. Recommended doses include the following: 2 to 4g dried hydrangea root three times per day; 2 to 4 ml liquid extract three times per day; 2 to 10 ml hydrangea tincture three times per day; and 2 to 4 tsp dried hydrangea root steeped in a cup of boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes three times per day. Prior to using this and all herbal treatments, consult a health practitioner.
Caution is advised when using hydrangea. Hydrangea may add to the effects of blood sugar balancing, antifungal, anti-malarial, antihistamine and cholesterol-lowering drugs, and drugs taken to prevent. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not use hydrangea root medicinally. Discuss hydrangea treatment with a qualified health practitioner prior to its use.
It is said that the hydrangea stands for friendship and devotion.
The root or flower can be used in dream magick, and in terms of love magick, hydrangea can be used to help you dream of a new love, or to dream of a solution to a problem in an existing relationship. Also represents vain and glory.
To break hexes, curses, or evil spells
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